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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers
DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL 7040 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all new medium processor core computers.
The worst storage speed amongst similar types of desktop computer is HDD.
There are a number of alternative SSD PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the HP 400 G3 SFF (£484.98) which is cheaper.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on computers that came out in the last year.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Eight Processor Threads
The DELL 7040 is a eight processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other latest similar spec personal computers only have between four and seven processor threads.
The DELL 7040 is one of the shorter medium processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months (only 182 millimeters) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The heights of newly released medium processor core computers range from 10mm to 530mm.
Medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 7040 have depths of between 34mm and 600mm, and the average depth is 340mm. The DELL 7040 is one of the shallower new medium processor core computers (only 176 millimeters) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the DELL 7040 is very light compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released in the last year. Across all the PCs that came out around the same time as the 7040 the weights range from 38g to 23kg, and the average weight is 7kg.
When compared to other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 7040, the DELL 7040's width of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The narrowest new medium processor core computer is 34mm wide, the widest is 7,100mm, and the average width is 200mm.
3 Reasons Against
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of latest medium processor core computers range from 32GB to 3.5TB. The DELL 7040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.
Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP 600 G2 (£538.78) (500GB) which is also cheaper.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This PC supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently supported Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the 7040 is 40GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the DELL 7040
Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when this desktop computer was released.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other latest personal computers.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.8 gigahertz, the DELL 7040 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 7040.
Other 2.8GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper computers such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 600 G2 (£527.98) (3.2GHz and cheaper).
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Voltage
1.3, 1.35, 5
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Supplied
Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1.2L sized PC, 2L sized PC
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Password Protection Level
BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L), PC
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version